Peter Barton

Upholland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Peter

When Peter Barton was born on 17 February 1721, in Upholland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Lewis Barton, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Ashurst, was 28. He married Ellen Waring in 1745. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Peter Barton
Ellen Waring
Marriage: 1745
Ann Barton
Richard Barton
Mary Barton
John Barton

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  • Ann Barton


  • Mary Barton


  • John Barton


  • Richard Barton


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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 80

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 87

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 94

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bere or bær ‘barley’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, i.e. an outlying grange. Compare Barwick .2 German and central European (e.g. Czech and Slovak Bartoň): from a pet form of the personal name Bartolomaeus ( see Bartholomew ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Peter Barton, "England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900"
  • Peter Barton in entry for Richard Barton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Peter Barton, "England, Cheshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1606-1900"

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